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Old 06-28-2016, 04:12 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by No more shoveling View Post
The Ram is as noisy as a Pea Thrasher ? When was the last time you drove one ? I have a 2012 3500 CC Limited and you can't even hear the Cummins running when towing or just around town. Their all good diesels I wouldn't own another Ford Diesel though. Cummins is the only way to go, Chevy and Ford have V8 diesels and they still can't produce the torque that the Inline 6 Cummins can.
Drove my buddy's new one last week.

Sound is not from driving them. It's from standing next to them as they drive by.

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Torque is enough in mine. Don't need more torque. One of 'em has to be the most.......but the specs are quite similar in all 3 of 'em. If a GMC will do the job, and mine will, that's what I'll drive. I can afford them!

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Old 06-28-2016, 04:18 PM   #22
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:38 PM   #23
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Way to go

I got 13.2mpg towing with my 1999 F250 SD with 7.3 this past weekend. Wouldn't trade it for 2 brand new gassers.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:52 PM   #24
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I went the other way, after listening to the diesel crowd I went and bought a 2005 Duramax 2500 crew longbed 4x4. We had at the time a big lance slide in camper and pulled a 24' pontoon boat. The power was great and all but otherwise the truck was useless. I remember it go stuck in the flat church parking lot in hard pack snow! It never got the mileage I see diesel guys claiming and I tried to get it, I really tried. Top of that diesel at the time was $.70 more per gallon so it was costing me more per mile then my 1996 454 3500 that was the old choice (and a $3000 truck otherwise). Both trucks are gone along with the slide in and boat, and now we just have a 2008 Hemi and a 6000 pound Palamino. The problem with both those other trucks is they were so heavy duty they sat all year and got maybe 2000 miles on them because they were only good for towing. My Hemi is my daily driver and it does great both towing and the other 80% of the time just living day to day. Maybe I give up some MPG towing but the Hemi gets much better then the duramax did not towing, and I don't tow enough miles. The worst thing was seeing that $20,000 Duramax just sit there month after month, the Hemi only was $10,000 used and like I said, I use it every day. Oh, and it's in an Aspen so it seats 8, or 5 and dogs and stuff.

I did the math and at 2000 miles a year towing best case a diesel saves $200 a year in gas at current prices (that is going with the 15mpg claims I see other make but I never even approached towing). Maybe if we towed more or if prices change a bunch I will re-evaluate, but that doesn't even cover the license plate fee of having the extra truck as like I said, it doesn't work for the rest of life so you need something else.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:56 PM   #25
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:57 PM   #26
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I think you have the wrong tires on your diesel.
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:28 PM   #28
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Wish I had a Ram body with a Cummins 6.7 tied to an Allison transmission with a Ford interior. Thats what I want.:-)
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Old 06-28-2016, 05:29 PM   #29
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Wish I had a Ram body with a Cummins 6.7 tied to an Allison transmission with a Ford interior. Thats what I want.:-)

Ew... The Ford interior???
Like super duty? Or 150?

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I'm a newby who has just made my very first short trip pulling my 35 foot Rockwood 8310 with my 5.7 Tundra that has a tow package. I had no problems whatsoever, but then it was basically a flat terrain. It would have pulled it fine in drive, up the rather gentle hills but I would slip the shift handle sideways into 4th on the hills, just to keep the RPM up and experience no strain. That said, obviously, from all of the other inputs on this thread, I will probably need a diesel if I travel in any serious terrain. But here is my responder advocates a one-ton 3500. I've done a bit of research on the Rams, in case I opt for a diesel and the 3/4 ton 2500 and the one ton 3500 TOW about the same max load. The big difference seems to be the big difference in the LOAD that the two will carry. Aren't we basically concerned with "towing" vs "hauling"? If so, what is the advantage of opting for a 3500?

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